Several recent posts have discussed car and automobile accident statistics published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]. Some Maryland car accident lawyers familiar with the studies have noted some anomalies. For example, the study recites that in 2010, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The study sets forth that of that total, 32,704 were occupants of cars, trucks, riding on motorcycles or bicycles, or were pedestrians. That means that 181 people killed in a car and automobile accident were not occupants of cars, trucks, riding on motorcycles or bicycles, or were pedestrians. Some Maryland car accident lawyers have wondered where these unfortunate individuals were when they were involved in the car or automobile accident.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
I explore in another volume the particular rules applicable to pedestrians vis-à-vis Baltimore automobile accidents. Maryland car accident lawyers know that car v. pedestrian collisions occur more than one might think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA], there are 82,000 car on pedestrian exchanges every year that involve personal injury. [some 225 per day]. Maryland car accident lawyers are likely also aware of the grizzly fatality numbers: 4200 pedestrians are killed each year.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
More than 30,000 people die each year in motor vehicle accidents, according to the NHTSA. That organization also tells us that figure included 493 Marylanders in 2010.
Amazingly, this yearly death total regularly topped 50,000 in the late 60s and early 70s. Maryland car accident lawyers are quite well aware that not all of these tragic events involved fault [e.g. the negligence of a driver in causing a Baltimore car accident]. However, some do. Although money is never a substitute for such a loss, the families and representative of a deceased typically employ a seasoned Maryland car accident lawyer to ensure a full recovery.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Maryland car accident lawyers would probably be unanimous in telling you not to talk to anyone but them after a Baltimore car accident. At some point, your insurance company may want to take a statement from you. If you've retained a Maryland car accident lawyer to assist you, discuss the procedure and game plan, but you'll generally always need to cooperate with your insurance company. If you've filed a PIP or UM/UIM claim, your insurance company [or the insurance company you're claiming under] may want to take an examination under oath, or EUO, or what is sometimes called a recorded statement. There again, there is generally a duty to cooperate with your own insurer, and failing to do so may lead to the denial of benefits. If your Maryland car accident lawyer has filed suit on your behalf, the other side will take your deposition as part of that litigation.